How can I find a detox program that 1) won't leave me starving, and 2) won't cost a fortune?
Detoxification is the body's natural process to efficiently neutralize and eliminate by-products and toxins that we are exposed to via our environment, the food we eat, or through naturally occurring metabolic reactions. Over time, our bodies can become overloaded with toxins (stored in organs, skin, and fat tissue), which may lead to conditions such as sluggishness, weight gain, digestive disturbances, blemished skin, or brittle hair and nails. So, what can you do to help minimize toxicity?
First of all, it is important to incorporate a "whole foods" eating plan. This means that most of the time, you should choose foods that are high on the scale for fiber, antioxidants, lean proteins, complex carbohydrates, active cultured yogurts, and the so-called "healthy fats." Also, minimize your intake of processed white flours and convenience-based foods. Next, you can look at "superfoods" or "natural health products" that may help to strengthen tho key filters in your body (liver, digestion, skin, kidneys) and support their healthy functioning.
Depending on your health goal and lifestyle, some of the following suggestions may help:
Teas: Ginger and peppermint help to hydrate, plus they're packed with antioxidants and soothe the digestive system. Dandelion may help reduce excess bloating and water retention. Milk thistle, a natural botanical that has been used for centuries in Eastern medicine, helps to support healthy liver function.
Greens-based products: Wheatgrass and greens-based beverages help to balance the pH levels in the body and improve energy. Bonus: They're loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, plant protein, and fiber!
Pre/probiotics: Available in active cultured yogurt, in yogurt drinks, and in supplement form, they help to remove toxins from the digestive system before they can be absorbed into the body, and support healthy digestive function.
Paula suggests trying GliSODin Skin Nutrients Advanced Detoxification Program, a sophisticated program to effectively reduce internal toxicity and help rejuvenate and energize the body. Developed by nutritionists and dermatologists, the program works along with a healthy eating plan for 15 days. Therefore, it's easy to follow, balanced, and offers a complete approach to help cleanse the body.